The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving


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The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower Energy bills have skyrocketed in the United States, and traditional energy sources can be as damaging to the environment as they are to your pocketbook The Homeowner s Guide to Renewable Energy will show you how to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprintCompletely revised and updated, this new edition describes the most practical and affordable methods for making significant improvements in home energy efficiency and tapping into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources If implemented, these measures will save the average homeowner tens of thousands of dollars over the coming decadesFocusing on the latest technological advances in residential renewable energy, this guide examines each alternative energy option available including Solar hot water and solar hot air systemsPassive and active solar retrofits for heating and coolingElectricity from solar, wind, and microhydroHydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters, and biodieselThis well illustrated and accessible guide is an essential resource for those wanting to enter the renewable energy field Packed with practical tips and guidelines, it gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and is a must read for anyone interested in saving money and achieving energy independenceDan Chiras is the author of twenty nine books on residential renewable energy and green building and the director of The Evergreen Institute s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, where he teaches workshops on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building

  • eTextbook
  • 352 pages
  • The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower
  • Dan Chiras
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 0865716862

About the Author: Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras is a respected educator and the author of 29 books on residential renewable energy and green building including Power from the Sun and Power from the Wind He has studied and worked with renewable energy and energy efficiency for over 30 years Dan is the director of and lead instructor at The Evergreen Institute s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building www.evergreeninstitute.org , where he teaches workshops on energy efficiency, solar electricity, solar hot water, small wind energy, green building, natural plasters, and natural building.